September, 2013

The Shale Boom, Just Getting Started

Thanks to the shale boom, markets already perceive the trade balance optimizing, energy prices are cheaper than they would otherwise be and we’ve even cut carbon emissions. And we are only getting started, according Tyler Cowen, New York Times best-selling author and one of the most influential economists of the decade.

By Guest Column James Stafford- Monday, September 30, 2013 - Full Story

Senate set to strip out ObamaCare delay, send CR back to House

No surprise, but just to keep you up to speed. The Senate will use a simple majority vote to strip out the ObamaCare delay language, while approving the funding to run the government. That, it will send back to the House, at which point the dopey media meme of the day will be that the “political hot potato is in Boehner’s court” or some such thing. Reuters:

By Dan Calabrese - Monday, September 30, 2013 - Full Story

Of course: Susan Collins is just so upset House GOP ‘playing politics’ with ObamaCare

Not that I expect you to be surprised by it, but when you find yourself lamenting why there is so little fight in Beltway Republicans, you have to remember how many of them have become creatures of the Beltway precisely because that is how they survive politically. To Collins, the grumbling in the halls of power sound much like the sentiment she hears back home in Maine, and it will benefit her not at all to really fight for anything. Oppose ObamaCare with words, sure, but actually do something that might change things?

By Dan Calabrese - Monday, September 30, 2013 - Full Story

Obama ally Jennifer Granholm - Syria, Iran more ‘rational’ than GOP

Jennifer Granholm is the former Governor of Michigan who’s most often thought of as the worst in the state’s history.  She’s also the former host of CurrrentTV’s “The War Room,” a former crazed speaker at the Democrat National Convention, and a former green energy guru. She’s a whole lot of “former” things. Currently, she’s a raving hack who will say virtually anything if it will get the attention of her friend and ally Barack Obama.

By Robert Laurie - Monday, September 30, 2013 - Full Story

Iran, the U.N.‘s New Authority On Nuclear Disarmament

This article was originally published in Forbes.

With Iran pushing toward nuclear breakout ability at home, while peddling what some have dubbed “charm” abroad, there were plenty of odd moments as Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani swept through the United Nations in New York last week. But for raw cynicism onstage, it’s hard to top his starring appearance Sept. 26th at the U.N.’s first ever High Level Meeting of the General Assembly on Nuclear Disarmament.

By Claudia Rosett - Monday, September 30, 2013 - Full Story

Are Americans Stupid?

On the conservative side of the political spectrum, we frequently refer to liberals as “low information voters”, a nice way of saying they are stupid. From their point of view, however, we are the stupid ones. And not merely stupid, but evil.

By Alan Caruba - Monday, September 30, 2013 - Full Story

Movies and Books, Inequality for All

A friend has mentioned recently how insidious and malicious is the work of progressives in this country who have one goal in mind, to destroy our culture. They should be called regressives since they are fond of shaping society in their warped view of reality, not building it up.

By Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh - Monday, September 30, 2013 - Full Story

NSA & its British counterpart GCHQ no threat to terrorists at large

Odious as it is, it’s not wholesale spying on John and Josephine Q. Public by the National Security Agency that is its biggest crime.  It’s that the NSA, funded by billions to protect the public against a terrorist enemy, spends more of its time spying on ordinary citizens than it does on terrorists.

By Judi McLeod - Monday, September 30, 2013 - Full Story

And then there was one—Obama

The Obama tornadoes wreak destruction everywhere as he and his minions prune, trim and reshape America. He and his demolition team could care less about broken legs and ripped off arms here and there. The lights are humming and buzzing as the Obama monster is getting ready to get up from the table and finish the job. Will we let him? I won’t insult Frankenstein. I would prefer him to the Obama monster being built.

By Dr. Laurie Roth - Monday, September 30, 2013 - Full Story

An Inconsistent Truth- A Film Worth Seeing

The IPCC (The Intergovernmental Panel on climate Change) just presented its most recent assessment report, the fifth in 23 years. It has chosen to deliberately attempt to obscure the reality of an ongoing temperature standstill and the failure of its models. The editor-in-chief of the Basler Zeitung, Markus Somm, said this about the report, “It appears defensive. It is a masterpiece of dosed prophecy. Had Moses taken the same approach, he would not have convinced a single Jew to leave Egypt. In no paper from science or politics have I read the word ‘probable’ or improbable’ so often.” (1) The report is another attempt to deceive people into believing that the world is at risk from rising temperatures, but the reality is that for at least sixteen years, the Earth has been in a cooling cycle and is likely to continue to cool for decades to come. (2)

By Jack Dini - Monday, September 30, 2013 - Full Story

Obama’s disarmed diplomacy

In the past month, Americans have been led to believe that President Obama has achieved diplomatic breakthroughs with Syria and Iran, thereby avoiding looming conflicts with those two rogue states.  If the result being promised is not exactly “peace in our time,” the White House certainly is encouraging the notion that its robust threats of military action against these allied enemies brought them to the negotiating table.

By Frank Gaffney Jr. - Monday, September 30, 2013 - Full Story

British Environment Minister: Global Warming May Be Good For The World

Owen Paterson, Britain’s secretary of state for environment, food and rural affairs, says effects of global warming could be beneficial. The cabinet minister responsible for fighting the effects of climate change claimed there would be advantages to an increase in temperature predicted by the United Nations including fewer people dying of cold in winter and the growth of certain crops further north. Paterson has long been suspected of being a climate change sceptic. He has previously called for a reduction in the subsidies given to wind farms and other green energy initiatives. Rajeev Syal, The Guardian, 30 September 2013

By Guest Column Dr. Benny Peiser- Monday, September 30, 2013 - Full Story

Will Congress Stop Obamacare?

Less than 24 hours from now, the government takeover of health care will begin implementation—unless Congress acts to stop Obamacare.

By Heritage Foundation Rob Bluey and Ryan O'Donnell- Monday, September 30, 2013 - Full Story

Obama’s Naive Hopes for Peace Deal with Sham “Moderate” Rouhani

Three days after being snubbed at the United Nations by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, President Obama made a hurriedly arranged telephone call to Rouhani last Friday as the Iranian president was heading to the airport to return to Tehran.  This followed what Secretary of State John Kerry had described as his own “constructive” meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif the previous day.

By Joseph A. Klein - Monday, September 30, 2013 - Full Story

CNN’s Iranian Propaganda Campaign

Even before CNN falsely claimed that Iranian President Rouhani had denounced the Holocaust by name during his interview with Christiane Amanpour, Fareed Zakaria was peddling the notion that the Ayatollah of Iran, Ali Khamenei, was an intellectual.

By Cliff Kincaid - Monday, September 30, 2013 - Full Story